Call for European Youth Capital 2018 Consultant
January 15, 2015 -
The European Youth Forum is seeking a consultant to give expert, independent input for the ongoing application process for European Youth Capital 2018. The role of the independent consultant is to assess the applications of the cities in all three phases (see schedule below) and to provide the Youth Forum with an assessment on how the applications relate to the criteria for selection. The consultant may also be required to undertake study trips to the cities that make it to the final round as well as attending the final jury meeting in November (location to be decided).
The ‘European Youth Capital’ (EYC) title is awarded by the European Youth Forum to a European municipality for a period of one year, during which it is given the chance to showcase its youth-related cultural, social, political and economic life and development. The EYC title encourages municipalities to both continue and expand the implementation of youth participation projects and to put in practice new ideas and innovative projects on the active participation of young people in society. It gives the opportunity to cities to be a role model in ensuring the sustainable involvement of young people in the political, societal, cultural and economic life of the municipality.
After having awarded the title to Rotterdam (Netherlands), Turin (Italy), Antwerp (Belgium), Braga (Portugal), Maribor (Slovenia), Thessaloniki (Greece), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Ganja (Azerbaijan) and Varna (Bulgaria), the call for the European Youth Capital 2018 has been launched mid-December 2014.
The independent, expert consultant should meet the following criteria:
– Have strong experience in the implementation of projects related to youth participation at local/urban level;
– Experience in a consultancy role;
– Ability to communicate and write in English;
– Available to complete all necessary tasks, including study visits;
– Independent from the applicant cities.
– Strong motivation to contribute with expertise to an initiative that the Youth Forum wishes to become an integral and valued part of European life.
You can find out more about the EYC 2018 selection process, the tasks of the independent consultant, and how to apply for the position at our open call here.